Following other major fashion houses like Gucci, Prada and Dior, Chanel is the latest to announce that their Cruise 2020 show. The Cruise show was scheduled for May 7 in Capri, but the haute couture brand has announced that concerns about the Covid-19 epidemic have shelved the presentation.
In a statement, Chanel said that their “Our foremost consideration is the health and well-being of our teams and guests.” They also added that they are looking to find alternative ways of showcasing the collection at Capri at a later date. The French maison has also cancelled its London show, which was set to take place on June 4.
The news comes as Chanel and their fellow designer houses halt production at their factories in Italy, France and Switzerland. With most European countries in an indefinite state of lockdown, Gucci has already shut down some of its production centres, while Hermès plans to stop all production. Under the circumstances, it is possible that with reorganization the cancelled fashion shows could be livestreamed eventually, following the example of Tokyo Fashion Week.
Lead image courtesy of Twitter/Chanel.